Candidate of the ruling all Progressives Congress (APC) for the Lagos governorship election, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Thursday held an interactive session with traders and the Igbo in Computer Village, Ikeja.
Concise News understands that the interactive session was held to offer a hand of fellowship and foster unity among the leadership of the village.
Addressing the traders, the APC candidate said it was the responsibility of government to provide power and internet for a technological hub such as the Computer Village.
“This place is the biggest computer village in the world. We have potential here, Facebook can come out from here likewise Google,” he said.
“What the government is supposed to do is to sit with your leaders and find out what the problems are and look for solutions to it.
“Government is for everyone. Together we are stronger like brothers and sisters.’’
Speaking on behalf of the community, Tony Nwakeze, leader of the Ndi-Igbo in Ikeja Community and Computer village, said that the interactive session was a welcome idea.
He said, “Sanwo-Olu is a young man who understands the needs of the people.
“We believe in him and trust he can deliver and through our interaction with him, we have seen his zeal for the people.”
On his part, the Chairman of the Yoruba Forum, Tunde Aremu, said: “This is an interactive session between the Igbos, Computer Village and Babajide Sanwo-Olu. He is somebody we will like to work with and by God’s grace we pray that he gets the victory.’’
And Godfrey Nwosu, the President, Phone and Allied Products Dealers Association of Nigeria (PAPDAN), said it was the first time the APC governorship candidate would be identifying with the Igbo in the Computer village.
The people of Lagos and 28 other Nigerian states are expected to head to the polls to elect their governors on 9 March, 2019.